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The '''American Colonization Society''' ('''ACS''') in full, ''The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America'', established in 1816 by Robert Finley of New Jersey, was founded by groups otherwise opposed to each other on the issue of slavery.[ "The American Colonization Society".] The ACS intended to support the colonization of free African Americans because their presence served as "a perpetual excitement" to the enslaved blacks and threatened the slave societies of the South. All of the early organizers of the Society were slaveholders; according to annual reports of the Society, they hoped in this effort to strengthen the institution of slavery in the United States. It helped to found the colony of Liberia in 1821–22 on the coast of West Africa as a place for free-born American blacks. Among its supporters were Charles Fenton Mercer,...
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FooterFour early organizers of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Color of the United States.Bateman, Graham; Victoria Egan, Fiona Gold, and Philip Gardner (2000). ''Encyclopedia of World Geography''. New York: Barnes & Noble Books. pp. 161. ISBN 1-56619-291-9.[ "Background on conflict in Liberia"], Friends Committee on National Legislation, July 30, 2003 {{wayback|url= |date=20070214051143 }}{{cite web|last=Dunne|first=Gerald|archiveurl=|archivedate=2002-10-09|url=|title=Bushrod Washington and The Mount Vernon Slaves|publisher=Supreme Court Historical Society|work=1980 Yearbook|accessdate=2015-11-30}}
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